Bad news for prospective customers of ASUS ultrabooks: the full-HD displays on the ASUS and Zenbook UX32VD are scattering light. Apparently, the problem is called “light bleeding” because scattered light from the backlight of the display comes through on the edge of the screen. Quality problems in the production of the displays is the main culprit. The problem affects only the full-HD panel in the 13.3-inch ultrabooks from ASUS, but not the smaller 11.6-inch model Zenbook UX21A.
Colleagues from Nordic Hardware have documented the problem in the video below. The extent of the problem with the scattered light from the backlight is still unclear, but the number of reports on the subject is increasing. On Amazon, 7 of 26 customer reviews say that they experienced “light bleeding”. In 5 of 11 reviews of new ultrabooks from ASUS, scattered light is the main criticism. The problem is especially apparent in dark scenes in movies. It is recommended that customers wait a while longer before buying thesemodels from ASUS. Surely the problem will be addressed shortly.